I have long been a huge fan of Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science column and blog. This article appeared there last week, with serendipitous timing: Teachers: What would evidence-based practice look like? Judging by the look of his twitter stream he’s on quite the crusade.
Something that really caught my imagination was in a Time article about libraries that were re-inventing themselves (Berry). It mentions a library that runs a self-publishing course. It made me think that, as the consumers of information, critique and literature become more and more the producers of those same things (with blogging and so on), the library could […]
The main point to bear in mind about information literacy is that it is entirely about acquiring transferable skills, not about absorbing content. The library is the ideal environment in which to acquire these skills, because it is not a subject-specific space. The same is true of inquiry learning, which appears to be training children […]